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3 PEAKS YATSUGATAKE-YAMANASHI

3 PEAKS YATSUGATAKE-YAMANASHI
SUNDAY JUNE 10th, 2018
38km and 24km Trail Running Race

3 PEAKS YATSUGATAKE is a set of trail running races in Yamanashi Prefecture on the border of Nagano Prefecture. The YATSUGATAKE Mountain Range is a beautiful technical area of mountains that many hikers/trail runners from around Japan visit to soak in the beautiful views.3 PEAKS trail running races consists of a 38km race and a shorter 24km race.

The race is directed by YUMI MATSUI and works with YAMANASHI trail running shops SUNDAY and MICHIGAMASSUGU

Here are the number breakdown of participants for each race:
38km-250 people
24km- 500 people

Below is the course profile with the long indicated in green.The long course has a fair bit of climbing while the shorter course has a more mild course profile.

At 7AM, the began and the runners made their way from the start on the road to the fun trails ahead of them.ALTRA JAPAN was one of the sponsors of the race so they did a LONE PEAK 3.5 Try-On event at the start area and also sponsored the 3rd aid-station.It was fun to watch runners from both races come through the aid station on their way out and back as they journeyed through the YATSUGATAKE mountains. 
ALTRA staff were there cheering the runners and directing them to the aid-station.

We were also happy to see a large number of runners and volunteers wearing ALTRA shoes!!!For this year’s race, the 3 PEAKS Race Staff decided to give custom made DRYMAX SOCKS to the participants and many of the runners wore them during the race!


It was also very cool to see STRIDE LAB customers doing so well during the race!

The STRIDE LAB members seemed to be in all in good condition!

After the last runners came through aid-station 3, we watched the final runners come through the finish line.

All of STRIDE LAB customers successfully finished their race and for 2 individuals it was their first trail-running race!
This year’s 3 PEAKS race was a great time and thankfully the forecasted bad weather held off.

After the race, staff went out to Yamanashi’s famous Houto Udon restaurant. If you make it Yamanashi, it is a must-try!!!

Feel free to check out the website and register for next year!

http://trail38.com/

See you at YATSUGATAKE!

JAPANESE ALTRA ATHLETES UTMF

This year’s ULTRA TRAIL MOUNT FUJI/ SHIZUOKA TO YAMANASHI (UTMF/STY) are happening in APRIL again this year after being changed from SEPTEMBER last year.

This year’s JAPANESE ALTRA runners include:YUKO YADA– (Tokyo, Japan)
TREAT- Personal Trainer/Massage Therapist (Previous Panasonic Runner)
This is her second attempt at UTMF. The first time she ran the event last year it was shortened to 50KM and she finished 2nd place.
Shoe running in: ALTRA-LONE PEAK 3.5

YUKARI HOSHINO (Tochigi, Japan)
Goal: Optimistic guess-26 hours
This is YUKARI’S 4th attempt at UTMF.
Shoe running in: ALTRA-TIMP

MAME ENDOU (Kanegawa, Japan)
This is MAME’S 3rd go at UTMF. Let’s see if she wears a Mickey Mouse Suit this year…
Shoe running in:  ALTRA-TIMP

These are our 3 athletes running the race this year. If you see them, say “Hello” and wish them good luck! Good luck to all of you as well!

ALTRA will be selling LONE PEAK 3.5 shoes at the SAKAIYA SPORTS booth Thursday/Friday!

See you this weekend!